Love her or hate her, these is no denying that many people are giving Angelina Jolie a huge amount of respect for publicly revealing that she has had a preventive double mastectomy done after finding out that she had the gene BRCA1 which increased her chances of getting breast cancer. While sure, Angelina has been very controversial over the years with her clothes, her lifestyle and her relationships, the actress and mother-of-six has done more good for this world than any other celebrity in the entertainment world right now and has done one heck of a job turning her wrongs - whatever they may be to some people - into rights. She has proved to us over and over again that she is a woman and citizen of the world and not only does she hold many causes close to her heart, but her actions prove that she truly deeply cares about the world and wants to make it a better place for not only her kids, but ours, too. Simply put, there's no one like Angie Jo on this planet when it comes to herRead More »from A Mighty Heart: 7 Reasons Why We're Loving Angelina Jolie
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 15, 2013 11:21 AM EDT
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 15, 2013 10:39 AM EDT
Kids exerciseI about choked on my potatoes when I read that the average gym time for kids is 60 minutes a week. Not a day, a week. (And yes, dietitians eat potatoes- roasted, not fried.)Read More »from Cutting Gym Class: A Weekly Hour of Phys Ed Isn't Enough
I could rant about that little tidbit for hours, but instead I'll focus on just one little part: that increasing kids' PE time can increase their strength without upping the likelihood of broken bones. That's extra time in gym class, not hours spent at the gym, soccer practice, or running sprints on the track. Just normal kid stuff. A study in Sweden just looked at what happens if kids' PE time was raised to 200 minutes per week instead of 60 minutes. That may sound like a big jump, but that's only 40 minutes per school day, and 60 minutes to start with is just pathetic. The recommended minimum daily activity for school-aged kids exercising is 60 minutes.
Related: 9 simple ways to exercise with your kids outside
The outcome of the study? Over two years, kids improved their muscle strength. In addition, much to
- Babble.com | Parenting – Wed, May 15, 2013 10:34 AM EDT
Sure, Disney is all about fairy tales and make believe. But if you don't have a disability at home, you don't get to have one just because you want to skip the lines at Disney Parks.
No cuts, no buts, no coconuts.
Even the littlest kids know that.
See? Mine are illustrating just that in every photo I shared here.
But according to an article the NY Post published this morning, some New York moms are RENTING handicapped tour guides to walk them through Walt Disney World so they can line skip by using entrances dedicated to disabled guests.
I'll let that sink in for a minute.
"My daughter waited one minute to get on 'It's a Small World'- the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours," one "rich mom" is quoted as saying. "You can't go to Disney without a tour concierge. This is how the 1 percent does Disney."
I'd like to know if she's also cackling while stroking her Cruella de Ville fur, because seriously?
WHO DOES THAT?
Everywhere you look on the internet these days there are photobombs and it's no wonder, really. See, photobombs, funny candid pictures of people or animals stepping into the frame of someone else's snapshot, intentionally or not, are the ultimate fighter of terrorism and illness and depression and even just those Monday morning blahs. We need laughter. In a lot of ways, we might just die without it. So, photobombs drag their heavily ironic name around (how can any kind of bomb be any kind of good, you know?) with them up and down every single random alley of cyber space just to pop out from behind some website dumpster and surprise us right when we need a laugh most.,With that in mind, I decided to gather up bunch of hilarious photobombs featuring kids either doing the honors or getting bombed themselves. I can't decide which ones I like better since each genre is just classic in it's own right, really. Anyway, as you probably already know, life is too short not to share these thingsRead More »from Caught in the Act: 10 Hilarious Kid Photobombs
I can never find a phone case that I love. I search far and wide, but nothing is quite what I'm looking for- everything is slightly too cutesie, or the wrong color, or just a bit off... does that happen to you? If so, you'll love these 7 easy custom phone cases that let you decide what your favorite digital accessory looks like.
-By Melanie Blodgett
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Tue, May 14, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
Cookies 'n' CreamWe love cookies and cream ice cream so much. There is hardly a more popular ice cream in our house. The only glitch is that there is never enough and I have to keep buying more more more! I came up with this way to make simple cookies and cream ice cream at home because I needed a way to make it whenever we needed it, without having to run to the store. Note, the make this means I always have a stash of chocolate cream cookies in the freezer. Having them available is key!Read More »from Get the Scoop: How to Make Homemade Cookies 'n' Cream Ice Cream
Related: 10 skinny desserts to get you bikini ready
Here is what I do to make our simple treat:
(Adapted from Martha Stewart No-Churn Ice Cream)
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups heavy cream
1 dozen lightly crushed chocolate cream cookies
In a medium bowl stir the condensed milk and vanilla extract. Then, in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream into the condensed milk and fold in the crushed cookies. Freeze
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Tue, May 14, 2013 6:57 PM EDT
Supermarket SweepLast week I made a classic mistake: I spent a couple of hours working after lunch and then rushed out the door to do some grocery shopping before dinner. It wasn't until I was almost to the store that I realized how hungry I was - and that I would soon be surrounded by lots of tasty food. I told myself I had a list and I'd stick to it, and for the most part, I did . . . except for maybe that extra bag of chocolate chips and those yogurt-covered cookies my husband had casually mentioned as something to try sometime, if they weren't too expensive.Read More »from Study Reveals Grocery Shopping While Hungry Leads to Buying More High-calorie Snacks
Yep, I'd fallen into the diet-sabotaging trap of shopping while hungry. I knew it was a bad idea, but I didn't know exactly how bad. A new study out from Cornell University tells us just how much more we buy - in bulk and in calories - when we go to the store on an empty stomach.
Related: 10 fat-burning exercises you can do anywhere
The study tested two groups of shoppers, all of whom had been asked to not eat anything for 5 hours beforehand.
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Tue, May 14, 2013 6:55 PM EDT
Salmon is the one fish most people can get behind. Its rich, meaty texture pairs beautifully with any number of incredible flavors. It's versatile, easy to bake, and deliciously "unfishy." With these 15 incredible recipes, you can enjoy salmon at its best. Make it with a variety of incredible flavor fusions, from French to Asian and everything in between! Grab a pan and start cooking - these 7 salmon recipes are each worth trying! - By Brooke McLay
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- Babble.com | Pets – Tue, May 14, 2013 6:44 PM EDT
Doggy Disposal UnitI know. I know. Dog poop isn't fragrant or pretty or even well designed. So it's not something we like to talk about all that often around these parts. (Around any parts.) But I'm a realist, and in real life, poop happens and must be dealt with. Especially dog poop. And with three dogs of all sizes I happen to be something of an excrement expert. (A coveted title, no doubt.)Read More »from Taking Care of Business: 6 Must-Have Products for Picking Up After Your Dog
So, I've rounded up five of my favorite poop-related products to help make your life cohabiting with dogs just that must more pleasant smelling. You're welcome.
It is so embarrassing when you bump in to...well, anyone really with a pocket full of dog poop. Put an end to those awkward run ins for good with Pack-A-Poo, stops the smell where it starts. (Well, not exactly where it starts.)
Related: 10 funny pictures of dogs acting like people
2.Doggie Dooley (Believe it!)
Okay, this is one particular item that my husband and I disagree on, but I am a HUGE fan of the Doggie
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, May 14, 2013 2:51 PM EDT
Derreck and KevinI don't know about you, but I am so jealous of my son. He has been such an inspiration to me - to the point of total envy.Read More »from A Father's Confession: I'm Jealous of My 13-year-old Son
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I am used to being the center of attention, with all the work I've done over the years building an organization that takes partially used bars of soap from hotels and recycles them into new bars. With the Global Soap Project, I have earned a reputation of doing good around the world, and for that I am proud as well as humbled. But I am also used to being the center of the universe. For example, every single day I get an email or a Facebook "like" or a kind, encouraging statement from friends around the world that really appreciate the work we have done at Global Soap Project. But someone has been filling in daddy's shoes slowly but steadily, and it has caught my attention.
My son Kevin just turned 13 in February. At his age I was nowhere in comparison. You see, at 13 Kevin is a prolific